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Culinary traditions of Korea. Kimpap, sticks and Nantes

Koreans consider themselves happy people. Probably because Murphy’s law doesn’t work. Sandwiches in Korea ever oil not falling down because no oil, no them, no they are not. And Yes, the term “sandwich” to them, probably not an ideal fit, except that from the point of view of uniformity of purpose with our bread smeared with butter.

Rice, sliced vegetables, scrambled eggs, ham or fish wrapped in a dry leaf pressed seaweed. The resulting sausage cut into several pieces and “kimbap” Korean sandwich is ready. Sending a child to school, caring mom will definitely put him in the backpack kimpap for lunch.

Wherever there is a Korean student, at school or on excursions, everywhere there is special food area. At the entrance of the wooden Cutlery these children must remove their shoes. Chairs and tables no, Koreans used to eat sitting on the floor, cross-legged. By the way, Korean doctors say that in this situation food is digested best.

Korean grocery market from a variety of dazzled. Most surprising is the virtual absence of flies, the indispensable bazaars of the Russian inmates. They’re not here, even there where they sell fresh seafood. The secret is simple – sticky spiral, and which can be bought at every step. Not all that sold on the Korean market, will suit the taste of foreigner. For example, fried silkworm cocoons you like it?

Korean chopsticks are popular all over the world. Korea is the only country in the far East, where for the manufacture of metal chopsticks are used. Previously, they were made mostly of brass. In the richest houses valued sticks of silver, it was thought that it darkens in contact with the poison and can save from trouble. Today the most common material is stainless steel.

The spoons have a story also. During the reign of the Kingdom of Koryo was using a deep bowl, and spoon were so curved and elongated. After a century glassware became more flat and broad, rounded spoons, the handles straightened out. It’s more convenient.

Spoons are mentioned in many Korean Proverbs and expressions. In the old days, when I wanted to ask, how many people in the family, asked how many in the house of spoons. And the expression “to put down the spoon” and today means to die.

Food is necessary to the Korean not only as a source of energy or “fuel” for the body. The food in Korea is a part of life and culture. The most popular performance – Nantes, hour and a half show about food. The plot is simple and can vary in a particular place. Young chefs the task: one hour to prepare the wedding menu. The role of the newlyweds are usually the audience.

Cook according to the plot of the play is forced to break away from the process of cooking and stand up for the beautiful cook. Because the kitchen is not only a place of cooking. The most serious human drama occur among the pots, plates and knives. In the play humorously shows how even in the kitchen fun and interesting to spend time.

Cooking show nanta successfully demonstrated in many countries already. Going on a tour, the actors put in the Luggage a few cans of canned cabbage. And the obligatory box of red pepper. Because, in their view, without this spice abroad many of the dishes seem absolutely inedible. What to do, tradition.